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38th Annual Chanukah Festival at Gulfstream Park & Casino

38th Annual Chanukah Festival at Gulfstream Park & CasinoMonday, December 18, 7pm-10pm – Gulfstream Park, 901 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach

The 38th Annual Chanukah Festival will take place Monday, December 18th 2017 at Gulfstream Park at 7:00 pm featuring 8th Day & Benny Friedman! Food will be available for purchase. General admission is FREE, box seats are $36, and VIP tickets are $100.


Victorian Christmas at the Historic Stranahan House Museum

Victorian Christmas at the Historic Stranahan House MuseumDecember 18 – 23, 7pm-9:30pm – Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Experience the beauty of the Historic Stranahan House Museum during the holidays! Decorated in a Victorian Christmas theme, the evening tour includes costumed docents, live music, beautiful decor, and photo opportunities. Finish your visit with a ride down the New River to see the holiday lights on majestic Fort Lauderdale homes. Tickets are $30 per person and advanced registration is required. To register, call 954-524-4736. #StranahanHouse #IAmHIstoric

Miami Music Project’s Winter Concert Series 2017

Miami Music Project's Winter Concert Series 2017December 18 – 21, Various Locations

Miami Music Project proudly presents its 2017 Children and Youth Orchestras Winter Holiday Showcase! Join us in celebrating the impressive musical skills acquired throughout the year by our intermediate and advanced students from across Miami-Dade. This festive concert will feature classical pieces from composers like Elgar and Mahler, as well as traditional holiday music. The Winter Holiday Showcase is free of charge, and supports Miami Music Project’s mission of bringing social change to under-resourced communities though the transformative power of music. Complimentary tickets are required for entry to New World Center. @MiaMusicProject @nwsymphony


Key West by Nikki Beach

Sneak Peek Preview of Key West by Nikki BeachMonday, December 18, 5pm-12am – Key West By Nikki Beach, One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

You no longer have to travel to Mile Marker 0 to enjoy the easy-breezy lifestyle of Key West. Global luxury beach club brand Nikki Beach is introducing a new restaurant to its flagship location at One Ocean Drive, in the heart of Miami Beach. The sister-restaurant to the wildly popular Key West By Nikki Beach in Dubai, which opened earlier this year, Miami’s outpost will cater to locals in the South of Fifth neighborhood. The seafood-centric concept is accented with the best of Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American flavors.

Owner Jack Penrod was raised in the Florida Keys and this venture is a love letter to the culture of the island chain, with its casual chic, chill vibe. Modeled after a rustic seaside bar, Key West by Nikki Beach elevates the ambiance with whitewashed walls, a natural color palette, sea-inspired art, cozy seating and beachy furniture.

The well-priced menu was created with the neighborhood in mind – bar bites like A1A Coconut Shrimp, Caribbean Baked Scallops with Blue Crab and Yakitori Sea Skewers start at $9, and entrees like Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Lobster Ravioli and Crispy Golden Snapper start at $24. A lively happy hour will take place daily at Key West’s “Window Bar,” which will be accessible both via the restaurant and on the breezy patio facing Ocean Drive as homage beachy Key West roadside stops. The cocktail menu will feature Florida-inspired libations like Coladas, Daiquiris and an extensive rum menu.

Keeping with the seafaring tradition of Key West’s historic fishing industry, seafood is the backbone of the cuisine. An onsite “Fish Market” will feature a fresh fish display whereby guests can select their catch. Roving oyster shuckers will roam through the dining room, assisting customers with their bivalves. Raw Bar and Sushi favorites will span Oysters with Ponzu Sauce, Octopus and Shrimp Ceviche, Grilled Tiger Prawns, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Spicy Tuna Uramaki, Beet Sake Salmon Roll and Stone Crabs (in season).

Starters such as Caribbean Baked Scallops and Blue Crab, Seafood Fritters and A1A Coconut Shrimp are sure to be crowd pleasers. Don’t miss the healthful and highly customizable Yakitori Bowl with your option of fish (Salmon, Hamachi, Tuna or Shrimp) served over coconut rice or quinoa and flavored with Citrus, Miso, Teriyaki or Hoisin sauce.

Executive Chef Frank Ferreiro’s composed entrees from the “Fish Market,” include Banana-Leaf-Wrapped Red Snapper, Stuffed Yellowtail Snapper and a signature Seafood Platter with Alaskan King Crab Legs, Grilled Calamari, Tiger Prawns, Steamed Clams and Grilled Lobster. Beyond the sea, standout dishes for carnivores span Tropical Chicken Salad, Sous Vide Short Ribs and Slow-Braised Pork Chops. Produce will be sourced from a nearby farm in Homestead, and fish and seafood will come from the local South Florida waters as much as possible.

Influenced by Key West’s most famous literary barfly Ernest Hemingway, the cocktail program puts a Key West spin on the classics, spiking the libations with citrus notes. The signature Florida Mango Colada, for example, pays homage to the original Piña Colada, but with macerated fresh coconut, pineapple and mango slices adding tropical flair. There’s also a section of the cocktail menu devoted solely to rum, with bottles from North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, including cool finds like Appleton Estate 21 Years from Jamaica, Zacapa XO Centenario from Guatemala and Papa’s Pilar 24 Years from Florida. A nightly Happy Hour in the grand tradition of Key West’s legendary sunset celebrations will feature specialty drinks and snacks.

While honoring Key West, Penrod is also sensitive to Hurricane Irma, which recently swept through and heavily damaged the Florida Keys. The restaurant will support cleanup efforts with an artistic and charitable partnership with local Key West artists, whose artwork will be sold at the restaurant. Proceeds will be donated to the Key West High School’s culinary department, which has been providing lunch to students and faculty affected by Hurricane Irma.

Key West by Nikki Beach will be open for dinner Monday through Saturday.  #KeyWestByNikkiBeach @KeyWestMiami


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American Social Brickell 3 Years Anniversary

American Social Brickell 3 Years AnniversaryDecember 14 – 17, 8pm-12am – American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami Brickell

Join American Social to celebrate 3 years of Brickell life on the Miami River with a week of parties, giveaways, and drink specials!
Thursday, Dec 14th – Ladies Night featuring complimentary Stoli Vodka for ladies 10pm-12am, and 8pm-close ladies drink 50% off
Friday, Dec 15th – Happy Hour 4-8pm, $10 specialty cocktails, 50% off most drinks with sounds by DJ 360
Saturday, Dec 16th – Neon Glow Party 10pm-close with giveaways and sounds by DJ ESP
Sunday, Dec 17th – Moet & Belvedere Brunch featuring Moet Rose Photo Booth, and sounds by DJ Patrick at Noon
#AmSo @AmericanSocial2

Y100’s Jingle Ball 2017

Y100’s Jingle Ball 2017Sunday, December 17, 7:30pm-11:30pm – BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

Y100 FM, Miami’s hit music station, is bringing Demi Lovato, Logic, Halsey, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels, Why Don’t We, and Cheat Code to town this holiday season for the Y100 Jingle Ball concert presented by Capital One! Also don’t miss FREE Jingle Ball 2017 VILLAGE show on starting at 2 PM! Stop by the Santa’s Enchanted booth for a chance to win last minute tickets to the show! #Y100JingleBall @Y100MIAMI @santasenchanted


Rodney Lough Jr. Gallery Opening

Rodney Lough Jr. Gallery OpeningSunday, December 17, 4pm-7pm – Rodney Lough Jr. Gallery, 737 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Legendary Photographer, Rodney Lough Jr., has opened his newest gallery and is celebrating by hosting an event for Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Come join him and others for this magical event with 20% of all proceeds of the night going to the charity to help kids with special needs excel in their communities. @RodneyLoughJr @ucfoundation


Sundays in the Park: A Musical Landscape

Sundays in the Park: A Musical LandscapeSunday, December 17, 2pm-4pm – Great Lawn at the Royal Palm Visitor’s Center within the Everglades National Park, 40001 State Highway 9336, Homestead

AIRIE presents a multi-sensory experience in celebration of the Everglades National Park’s 70th anniversary with “Still” a 54 minute solo for piano played by Ashlee Mack and composed by James Romig, and live, site-specific painting by Harumi Abe. Mack and Romig intend to create a “museum of sound” for the audience. Composer Romig endeavors “to create music that reflects the intricate complexity of the natural world, where fundamental structures exert influence on both small-scale iteration and large-scale design, obscuring boundaries between form and content.” Mack, who collaborated with Romig on this 60-minute piano solo, performed the world premiere of Still, at the Clyfford Still Art Museum in Denver earlier this year, and will present a new work for piano and orchestra commissioned by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in 2018. Japanese American painter Harumi Abe will paint while the music plays on the Great Lawn at the base of the Gumbo Limbo Trail, where flora and fauna beg for interpretation. Broward-based Abe is known for her contemporary twist on traditional landscape painting, incorporating rich tones into complex themes and space. Supported in part by a Miami-Dade Tourism Development Council grant. Event is free and open to the public. Park entrance fees apply. @EvergladesNPS

The Miami Flea

The Miami FleaSunday, December 17, 1pm-6pm – Arts + Entertainment District, 1445 North Miami Avenue, Miami

It’s the last month of 2017 and the holidays are upon us! Celebrate your loved ones with gifts aplenty at the Miami Flea: Holiday Bazaar, the perfect place to shop small and support your community. Ride your bike over or take transit to shop the Vendor Village and collect vintage treasures like art, fashion, home decor and living blooms. Brunch with us in shaded picnic tables over delicious dishes by our city’s best eateries and delicacies! Take a sip from Mac’s Pubs with a boozy refreshment and jam to a lineup of local, live music by Miami’s favorite acts. Visit our Kids’ Corner for some creative crafts and face painting. Get your own personal poem created live by the Biscayne Poet, and laze the day away with your furry friends in our dog-friendly hangs. #MiamiFlea #AEDistrictMiami @AEDistrictMiami @canvasmiami 


Abbey 6th Annual Festivus Party

Abbey 6th Annual Festivus PartySunday, December 17, 1pm – The Abbey Brewing Company, 1115 16th St, Miami Beach

Join The Abbey Brewing Company on Sunday December 17th for their annual Festivus Party. Enjoy complimentary Festivus Fare, a killer Craft Beer Line-Up, Festivus Themed Cocktails, and all the Festivus shenanigans. Party kicks off at 1PM, must be 21+ to attend. @AbbeyBrewingMIA